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  1. I'm also looking for books in this theme but just dropped in to recommend "Journey to the River Sea". It's about a young girl and her adventure to the Amazon. So far we are really enjoying it. It also has a ton of great reviews on goodreads. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. So out of curiosity Murphy101 - what did you end up doing and any thoughts to share? I didn't notice this was a zombie thread and was reading it with interest today! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. If money was no object I'd pay someone to do all the housework and cooking, as well as someone to play with my toddlers while I focussed on homeschooling my oldest. I'm not sure if I'd spend any more on homeschooling curriculum, but I would have the time and energy to do more hands on projects and science experiments. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. My question would be, how are your kids feeling about this? If by the end of this length of day they are completely depleted, then regardless of what others may do, it's too much for your family. Cranky kids and mum by the end of every school day isn't going to create a love of learning. If however you all feel like you can manage this load of work without breaking down by the end of the day then go for it. That would be my starting point for deciding if it's too much. It depends on your reasons for homeschooling and your expectations of your kids at their current ages. Sent from my iP
  5. This looks fab! Going to check it out tonight :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wow thanks for all the great replies. Sorry I didn't answer sooner, we were on the red-eye from Montreal to Amsterdam...still recovering! [emoji51][emoji42] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yes we love it too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I do wonder about the amount laid out in the schedule. We started 1A in her first year of full time "school". Here that was primary 1, there it was like K-4 because of her birthday. We then did 1B in P2/K and will be doing 2A for P3/1st grade. If we were in the US it's possible I could have pushed her to start K earlier and therefore she'd be starting 2nd grade now, but I wouldn't be likely to do that. We have always taken from Aug-April to finish the book, which considering that she's technically ahead (I think 2A is like a USA 3rd grade level) it's just fine, but it does puzzle me when
  9. I'm going to use it for the days my daughter is at home while my husband works from home and I'm at college. We'll do our regular science lessons on one of the days I'm home and then she'll do an extra mystery science unit next to my husband. I was delighted to find the trial in time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Sorry that this is a slight tangent, but what is the usual follow on from Singapore Primary? We are only on 2A but hope to stick with it through the elementary years. Have always wondered what comes next though. OP, would you maybe find that taking some time to do some review from the Extra Practice and Intensive Practice (from 4 and 5 AB) books would help? Maybe the next few months before going into 6A? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I've really enjoyed the HIG and found it very helpful when my daughter was struggling with a few units last year, and handy on a day-to-day basis. I wouldn't spend more on the teachers guide if the HIG is available. I've not used it, but the HIG has helped with any extra explanation we've needed and the resources at the back have been more than adequate (mental maths, number charts etc). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks for this! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I just had a really sweet chat with my almost 7 year old about what she would like to do more of this following year. I have most of our curriculum loosely planned for the following year but it was great to hear her own goals and preferences. She even asked to read a story to her baby brother each night to practice her reading [emoji7] Anyway, one thing she asked about was to learn more about how things are made- houses, cars, bridges etc. And to learn how to make more things- like tracks in minecraft with logic buttons (I have no idea! Her older, male, cousin is into this). We alre
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